from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A horticultural name for Epiphyllum, a small genus of the family Cactaceæ found from Mexico to South America and cultivated in numerous horticultural forms, some of which are hybrids with other genera. They have flat, two-edged crenate branches, no spines but bristles, and showy flowers borne in the crenatures of the branches. See Epiphyllum.


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